Cannabis Hemp Marijuana

.. lity is strong enough that we must try. Ultimately, the world has no other rational environmental choice but to give up fossil fuel. ENERGY SECURITY At this point, we can tell OPEC goodbye forever. The national balance of payments deficit is cast by the wayside and your personal energy bills can by cut by at least 50%, and perhaps as much as 90% with biomass from hemp and recycled waste. No more elderly or poor people freezing to death or living in misery in the winter. If introduced to Third World nations, hemp biomass could drastically cut our overseas aid and reasons for war, while raising the quality of life there by quantum leaps.

The world’s economy will/should boom as it never has before. FREE ENTERPRISE–HIGH PROFIT There are many other areas of the economy that would benefit from the re- legalization of hemp and dr-regulation of commerce in non-smoking hemp, according to the non-profit Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp (BACH). Research by this Los Angeles-based business association indicated there are around 50,000 non-smoking commercial uses for hemp that are economically viable and market competitive. These include: A CHANGE IN HIGH FASHION The arrival of newly imported hemp-cotton blended clothing from China in 1989 signals the beginning of a new era for the rapidly changing world of fashion. (Joint Venture Hempery and the Hemp Colony imports shirts and shorts with the Stoned Wear{registered trademark} label can be found at a number of retail outlets or ordered through the mail.) Public distaste for the cruelty of using furs and leather, along with the search for comfortable, natural fabrics to replace synthetics and fashion-conscious society’s ever-changing trends and tastes all offer a great opportunity to re-invigorate the domestic textile manufacture and retail trades. Drawing on hemp fibers’ special attributes–absorbency, insulation and strength, clothing manufacturers and designers will once again put hemp into linen to produce new lines of durable and attractive clothing and textiles. Outerwear, warm bedsheets, soft towels (hemp is more water obsorbent than cotton), diapers (even disposable ones that you don’t have to cut down trees to make), uphostery, wall coverings, natural rugs–all these can now be designed and made from hemp: generally better, cheaper and more ecologically.

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Trade barriers and laws restricting the use of imported cannabis fibers need to be removed. Hemp textiles will not be fully cost competitive until hemp fiber can be grown and processed domestically, to avoid import fees and lower the costs of transportation. HOW AND WHY WOULD YOU EAT CANNABIS HEMP The marijuana hemp seed (which is technically a fruit) is the second most “complete”–with the eight essential amino acids–vegetable protein source on our planet. Soybeans alone have a bit more protein. However, hemp seed is many times cheaper and its protein potential can be utilized better than soybean by the human body. In fact, the marijaunna seed is the highest in enzymes and overall amino acids of any food on our planet, including the soybean. Hemp seed extracts, like soybens, can be spiced to taste like chicken, steak, or pork and can be used to make tofu-type curd and margarine, at less cost than soybeans.

(U.S. Agriculture Index; The Marijuanna Farmers, 1972, Frazier.) Hemp seed can be pressed for its vegetable oil, leaving a high protein seed cake as a byproduct. Sprouting any seed improves its nutritional value, and hemp can be sprouted and used like any other seed sprout for salads or cooking. “Hemp is a favorite [bird seed] because of its nourishing oily content.” (Birds in the Garden, Margaret McKenny, 1939.) When cannabis hemp is grown for seed, fully half the weight of the mature female plant is seed! One almost-instant potential benefit is that all domesticated animals (dogs, cats), farm animals and poultry could be fed a nearly complete diet with just hemp seed extract protein and fat. These two factors alone (everything else being equal) will allow animals maximum weight gain for less than current costs without any artificial growth steroids or other drugs currently poisoning the human race and food chain.

In fact, hemp seed cake, the byproduct of oil processing, was one of the world’s principal animal feeds until this century. Hemp seed can be ground into meal, cooked, sweetened and combined with milk and made into a nutritional breakfast cereal–like oatmeal or cream of wheat. This type of porridge is known as a gruel. Hemp leaves can also be brewed into a healthy tea and either medicinally or drunk as a beverage. SPECTRE OF WORLDWIDE FAMINE The marijuana seed’s combination of amino acids, enzymes and edistins make more food protein and nutrients usable, and better than anything else. It allows a body with nutrition-blocking tuberculosis or almost any other ailment to get maximum nourishment.

By itself, widespread use of hemp seed food protein would save many of the world’s children currently dying from protein starvation! An estimated 60% of all children born in Third World countries (about 12-20 million a year) will die this way before reaching five years of age. Many times that number have their lives dramatically shortened and/or their brains decimated. Remember hemp is a hearty plant that grows almost anywhere, even in adverse conditions. Futhermore, recent studies indicate that depletion of the ozone layer threatens to reduce world soya production by a substantial amount–up to 30% or even 50% depending on the fluctuation of the density of the ozone shield. But hemp, on the other hand, resists the damage caused by increasing ultraviolet radiation and actually flourishes in it by producing more cannabinoids which provide protection from ultraviolet light. Australia, as many countries have thoughout history, survived two prolonged famines in the 19th century using nothing but marijuana seeds for protein and marijuana leaves for roughage. It’s no wonder that some Central and South Americans hate America and want us out; they see us as ignorant killers.

For years, our government demanded the paraquat poisoning of their lands: Lands these farmers had grown cannabis on by law since 1564, when Prince Phillip of Spain had ordered it grown thoughout his empire to provide food, sails, rope, towels, sheets and shirts–as well as providing one of the people’s most important folk medicines for fever, childbirth, epilepsy, and poultices for rheumatism. Today if caught growing their old staple, cannabis, their U.S. supported government/military expropriates their lands. In exchange for doing this to their people, the leaders then qualify for American foreign and military aid; all because of marijuana, one of their people’s oldest livelihoods, folk medicines, food staples and joys. A FUNDAMENTAL BIOLOGICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN Our politicians who made these marijuana prohibition laws based on years of disinformation, may have doomed not only birds but the human race to extinction from another direction.

Birds in the wild are essential to the food chain; and they continue to diminish in population due to–among other things, such as petrochemical pesticides–the lack of hemp seed! With hemp seed in their diet, birds will live 10-20% longer. And their feathers have more oil, allowing longer flight. There were more than 10 million acres of seed-laden cannabis hemp growing wild in the U.S. prior to 1937, feeding hundreds of millions of birds as their favorite and most necessary food until our government began its policy of total eradication of this primary link in the food chain. Oblivious to these inherent biocide (killing all life) dangers, our government (Reagan/Bush/Quayle/Rangel/Biden/Bennett/DuPont, et al.) continues to escalate these programs of extinction unabated, both here and abroad, at the insistence of the DEA.

And not only hemp (read planet savior): DuPont has created strains of grain–for example wheat–that will only grow with thier petro-chemical fertilizers. Their intention is to eradicate the surviving natural wheat and rye seeds, in the name of their personal corporate profits, leaving the planet (and all humans) soley at their corporate mercy for their hybrid strains which must have their petro-chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Corn is already so hybridized that it is not expected to last 50 years without human cultivation. If for any reason these hybrids die out–as hybrids are apt to do–we will be without wheat forever. STURDY PAPER PRODUCTS The devastated environments and job markets of American Nothwest and other timber regions stand to make a dramatic comeback once hemp is reintroduced to the domestic paper industry.

Paper mills can return to full production levels and loggers will find new work in hemp trades. Truck drivers can continue to haul pulp to the mills, and lumber for contruction, although the price of lumber will go down as other demands on our timber resources are reduce by substituting farm-grown hemp for forest grown wood pulp. There will also be a lot of work to do in reforestation. Our rivers will go through a period of recovery following the 60-80% reduction of paper making chemicals being dumped into them when hemp replaces wood pulp in the paper industry. This means more fish and more fishing, as well as increased camping and tourism in the beautiful and vital new growth forest regions.

SPIN-OFF TRADES & TAXES Hemp cellulose and oils can be used for literally tens of thousands of other uses, from paints to dynamite. As each new hemp trade develops, money will flow from it to re-energize seemingly unrelated areas of the economy. The American worker and soon-to-be-rich entrepreneurs will bring millions of new jobs and new products to the marketplace. They will also buy thousands of homes, cars and other non-hemp hoods; thus stimulating a real economic expansion based on the ripple effect, rather than trickle-down economics– pumping money directly into the bloodstream of the American heartland and commodities areas. Farms, banks and investment houses would also realize large profits, and the billions of hemp-dollars in the legitimate economy would increase tax revenues and increase the liquid capital available for investment and purposing of consumer goods.

Federal, state and local governments would realize a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues without raising taxes. “If the marijauna, cocaine and heroin markets were legal, state and federal governments would collect billions of dollars annually,”(assistant professor of politics at Princeton University Ethan) Nadleman said. “Instead, they expend billions in what amounts to a subsidy of organized criminals.”(L.A. Times, Nov.20, 1989, p.A-18.) And of course, there’s all the money already being made off smoking marijuana; $43 billion in 1988, according to the DEA. Add to that the huge (but surpressed) home growing and smoking accessories industries, as well as the necessary farm equipment for production, looms, etc, and hemp could erase the national debt in a matter of a few short years. Land values will rise in depressed rural areas, helping rescue farmers, developers and speculators who might otherwise have to default on loans and further worsen the savings and loan crisis. LAND & SOIL RECLAMATION Land reclamation is the final and perhaps most compelling economical and ecological arguement for hemp cultivation.

Until this century, our pioneers and ordinary American farmers used cannabis to clear fields for planting, as a fallow year crop, and after forest fires to prevent mudslides and loss of watershed. Hemp seeds put down a 10- to 12- inch root in only 30 days, compared to the one-inch root put down by the rye or barley grass presently used by the U.S. Government. Southern California, Utah and other states used cannabis routinely in this manner until about 1915. It breaks up compacted, overworked soil. In the formerly lush Himalaya region of Bangladesh, Nepal and Tibet there is now only a light moss covering left as flash floods wash thousands of tons of topsoil away. In 1964, Bangladesh (from bhang-cannabis, la-land, desh-people) signed an ‘anti-drug’ agreement with the U.S.

not to grow hemp. Since that time the ‘marijauna-land-people’ have suffered disease, starvation and decimation, due to unrestained flooding. Hemp seeds sown free from airplanes flying over eroding soil could reclaim land the world over. The farmed out desert regions can be brought back year after year, not only slowing the genocide of starvation but easing threat of war and violent revolution. NATURAL GUARD Instead of National Guard, why not establish a Natural Guard of environmental soldiers to be our front line for survival–planting trees, harvesting biomass (eg. hemp) from marginal farm lands and re-building the infra-structure of America: Our roads, bridges, dams, canals, railroad tracks.

Isn’t this the humane, civilized and socially responsible way to use our human resources, rather than warehousing people like animals in prison? OUR CHALLENGE TO THE WORLD: TRY TO PROVE US WRONG– If all fossil fuels and their derivatives (coal, oil, natural gas, synthetic fibers and petrochemicals) as well as the deforestation of trees for paper and agriculture (e.g., Brazilian & Indonesian rainforests), are banned from use in order to save the planet, preserve the ozone layer and reverse the greenhouse effect with its global warming trend: Then there is only one known renewable natural resource able to provide all(underlined) of the following goods and essentials such as paper and textiles, meet all the world’s transportation, home and industrial energy needs, and clean the atmosphere– all at the same time–our old standby that did it all before: Cannabis Hemp . . . Marijauna!.